Ready for Fake-Off: Ascending Airplane Isn't All That It Seems

Costa Rican tourist Ruben Portuguez took some time to check out the Miniatur Wunderland during his travels in Hamburg, Germany. While famous for model railways, it was a pint-sized plane that really caught his attention at the tourist attraction.

Portuguez captured this video of an impressive model plane “taking off,” later posting it to TikTok.

TikTok comments indicate that many viewers were initially duped by the realism of the scene. Some typical comments include: “I thought there was something wrong with the sky”, and “wait- what? I had to watch that like 40 times!” Portuguez originally captured the scene in March. Credit: Ruben Portuguez via Storyful